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Master the command line: How to use man pages

The key to learning about OS X's command line is manual (or man) pages. Here's an introduction.

The Macalope: Thanks so very much

A very special holiday edition of the Macalope!

The Macalope Weekly: Friends and enemies

This week's argument dissection hits a little too close to home.

The Macalope: In nomine dumb

You will be shocked by this shocking revelation about Apple, yeah, it's a religion.

How Mac experts set up their desktops

We asked five experts to share their strategies for organizing their Desktops. Here's a look at the amazingly different and often quirky ways they use their Macs.

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New ProductiveMacs bundle offers Mac Gems on the cheap

Looking for some great software? Don't want to spend a lot? The latest ProductiveMacs bundle includes a nice bunch of Mac Gems, along with a couple other quality apps, for just $30.

The Macalope: Who's driving this bus?

Who's leading who to free operating systems?

The free-OS revolution: What Apple's Mavericks move means for Windows

Apple's claim of revolutionizing pricing with OS X Mavericks isn't quite as revolutionary as claimed. The new-age "One Microsoft" is already laying the groundwork for free Windows upgrades.

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FAQ: Everything you need to know about OS X Mavericks

Apple’s newest Mac OS, Mavericks, is here. If you’re itching for information, we’ve collected all we currently know from Apple about the operating system and what you have to look forward to.

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How to format a startup drive for a Mac

If you want to format a drive that will be used as your Mac’s startup disk, the procedure is a little different from formatting it for use as a secondary drive for storing data.